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Need to remove gril to clean blade and grill

I am trying to remove the grill of my fan so that I can clean it. Can you tell me how to do this?

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You can remove it by pressing the clips. I used a flat screwdriver as there was no way my thumb would fit in there. But it worked like a champ with the screwdriver. I pressed two clips and it popped and then I could simply lift the grill away from the fan blades.

Posted on May 06, 2009

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There are slits in the body (see photos) that will allow you to get under the grill edge and pry it right out when enough of it has been detached from the anchoring groove.
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